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Makweti Safari Lodge

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just returned from another incredible stay at Makweti. Perfect as always. The staff, food and accommodations remain first class. There was plenty of game but we still enjoyed the "hunt" to track the big five and see them up close and personal. If you are looking for beauty in the bush and having your expectations fulfilled, Makweti is for...

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Luxembourg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great suites with private whirpool, daily morning and evening safaris (Neal, Eloi, top notch!), excellent food (thanks to Johannes and his kitchen crew!), great team being omnipresent without being too dominant or pushy - loved it in all aspects!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed October 18, 2016

We have recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. We opted to do this at Makweti Lodge. We were both blown away by the not just the accommodation, the friendly staff, the 5 star food, the wild life sights, but also to Gary and Paula for making you feel part of the Makweti Family. They have really gone beyond what is...

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Reviewed October 16, 2016

The lodge is located in the middle of a great reserve with an exceptional wildlife. There are no fences around the lodge so you might have zebras and kudus grassing just outside your terrasse or have elephants walking straight through the camp. The lodge and the rooms are beautiful with outdoor shower and a private pool in addition to the...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed October 13, 2016

Makweti Game Lodge was an unforgettable experience, the game viewing was amazing, Hospitality was awesome from the rangers to the team hosting made the stay feel like home away from home. Time to disconnect and unwind and have time to relax was awesome. Every day we had the most amazing sightings and learnt not only about the wild life but...

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Southampton, UK
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Where to start?? Four nights, sleeping in exclusive, lavishly furnished and spacious rooms, eating Cordon-Bleu style cuisine at every meal, to enjoying the entertaining and highly rewarding game drives with Ellard, our guide, the experience was luxury from beginning to end. Amarula in morning coffee.....us?? So many stories from the night-time antics of four elephants, to Asbo-deserving primates, to the...

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ireland
Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Makweti Lodge is fabulous. With only 5 rooms available it feels quite exclusive. If you are a foodie, you will love this place! The food is just outstanding! The chef and staff are an absolute credit, everything was tastier than the last. We had the pleasure of dining with Gary, Paula or Ellard our guide most times. Ellard, thank you...

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HelenWilsonatMakweti, General Manager at Makweti Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Your post allows us the opportunity to respond Makweti Safari Lodge is located in the wilderness area called Welgevonden Game Reserve. The reserve forms part of a greater conservancy which includes the Marakele National Park, with which we share a contiguous border. As is the case in other large reserves, ecological phenomenon’s including the outbreak of virus’s, is a natural...

Memmingen, Germany
Reviewed September 1, 2016

Our family (2 adults, 2 kids, 12 & 14y) has spent 3 nights in the Makweti Lodge 08/2016. It was the best experience. Gary (Game Driver) and his wife Paula (lodge manager) have treated us like best friends rather than hotel guests. The lodge is wonderful with 5 chalets, max. 10 guests. Arriving at 1:pm we started our first safari...

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
Reviewed August 17, 2016

we had a fantastic four nights at Makweti. All the staff were great but Test,our guide,was the best. Test made all the drives fun,he found the animals we wanted to see except the leopard which very few people get to see. There were many memorable experiences such as the Cape Buffalo joing us for sundowners but when he got too...

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 16, 2016

We love Welgevonden and Makweti is the perfect base from which to enjoy it. The bungalows are well-appointed. All of them and the central building have beautiful views across a valley with the eponymous Makweti trees close by. The water hole is very popular with local wildlife. The guides are knowledgeable, enthusiastic, flexible, and experienced. All the staff are friendly...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Intimate and luxurious, Makweti has five stone and thatch suites some with private plunge pools. Fine dining and an extensive selection of wines are available. Evenings may bring elephant, lion, rhino and other game right to your doorstep at the waterhole. Safaris in this big 5 area are conducted in open safari vehicles with expert guides. The camp is unfenced, therefore expect the unexpected! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Makweti Safari Lodge

Address: Welgevonden Game Reserve 0530, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Welgevonden Game Reserve
Price Range: $709 - $875 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Makweti Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“All looked great”
 of 5 bubbles 235micheleo, Aug 17, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a pool - sometimes elephants come to take a drink while passing through!”
 of 5 bubbles nycfab, Jun 27, 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 has a fantastic view of the area where game comes to drink.”
 of 5 bubbles DanieW_12, Jun 19, 2016 | Read review
“every suite ist wonderful. Wonderful few; romantic, luxury, clean, breathtaking”
 of 5 bubbles veronikaschmidt9, Mar 31, 2016 | Read review
“Lodge 1 and 2 have the best view, Lodge 3 is the most secluded”
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